- 8 months ago
- Wedding: June 2019 - City, State
We just moved back to a cold climate after living in a super hot/humid area for two years, so I got him some nice cozy sweaters/hoodies and a pair of lightweight winter shoes for everyday wear. He has a pair of winter boots already, but they’re heavy and bulky so he tends to wear his sneakers more often and ends up with wet feet or sliding around all over the place. I picked ones that have grippy soles and are waterproof but still look like sneakers.
My fiancé and I put a $40 limit this year for each other since we’re slowly saving for wedding costs and we wanted to get our parents nicer gifts for helping out with the wedding.
He is a huge coffee drinker and loves cold brew so I got him a portable cold brew makers called the Dripo. His coffee grinder also recently broke so I might have gone over budget and got him a nice coffee grinder lol.
I am getting him a nespresso machine, cause he is a coffee addict while i’m more of a tea kind of gal! And a golf weekend away for him and another person (which I know would be his dad) to St Andrews. Christmas presents are taken very seriously in this household 😂
Peter Alexander PJs and a bouquet of salami.
A nice leather duffle bag, a new wedding band
I got him Mario Kart 8 for the Switch. He got me an extra controller so we can play it together. We’ve just defaulted to making a more expensive fun purchase that both of us want rather than getting individual gifts for each other.
He’s getting tickets to a Rugby game at Teickenham. He’s into rugby, enjoys watching it but doesn’t really support a team. he used to play it at university, but he’s never been to Twickenham which is so I’m told the ultimate rugby ground. I saw some tickets for a charity game there just after Xmas half price in a Black Friday sale yesterday so he’s getting those. I’m also getting him a new watch as his broke recently. Those are his main presents, I’ll probably also get a couple of little things as stocking fillers that I haven’t decided yet
We have discussed a household gift of a sous vide and/or some new bedding. I also plan on getting a Quip electric toothbrush for his stocking since his electric toothbrush crapped out a couple months ago.
I’m still working this out, but I was thinking a video game, new flip flops which he apparently needs, and I’ll ask my sister for book recommendations. She’s a librarian and very good at knowing what other people would want to read. Not sure about the stocking. Fun socks maybe, cured meat definitely.
hanlaw : OMG! My dh and I bought a nespresso machine last Christmas. Best purchase ever. We use it every day- and we almost never go to Starbucks anymore so that thing paid for itself in record time. We live in the Seattle area (translation- lots and lots of coffee drinkers in our locale) and our friends like the coffee we make them with the nespresso machine too!
My dh and I recently purchased a home so we are not going crazy this Christmas in terms of gifts for one another. I wanted to buy him some paint and a paintbrush as the new house needs many of the rooms painted- but decided that this would not be the most thoughtful gift ever. LOL.
My dh is getting some almond champagne. (Google Wilson Creek Estates Almond Champagne). He likes the stuff and used to live close to the winery where this originates, so I’m betting we’ll drink it once we are finally moved in and settled in the new place. He also is getting a massage and some small stocking stuffers (chocolate orange, socks, etc)
Now we’ve decide to get each other TSA precheck. Good bye airport security lines!
We aren’t into spending money specifically for Christmas gifts because most of the things we want/need are joint things and come before Christmas. We just got him a new computer a month ago, we bought our first big Christmas tree last week for $260, plus 3 Ring cameras totalling $470 for our home after someone tried to come through our dog door. So for Christmas it’ll just be enjoying each other’s company which we’re fine with. There’s nothing either of us can think of anyway that wouldn’t be something for the house. We are more so waiting to have a kid and then there will just be gifts for our kid.
Tickets to go see Conan live with his brother, a beer draft tap system, some books, Japanese whiskey, socks and underwear, and he always gets an advent calendar as well
We have a new-ish tradition of going away to a nearby town for 2-3 nights just after the holidays for some quiet time together. We stay at a quaint inn, go out for dinner and spend time going for walks and reading by the fire. That trip has been our gift to each other for 3 years now and I wouldn’t trade it for anything.